- Time Telling Through the Ages
Harry Chase Brearley
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A history of timekeeping from the stone age through to American mass production, covering timepieces from the sundial and water clock through the key inventions driving advances in the accuracy of clocks and watches in both Europe and America. The book was conceived and sponsored by the Ingersoll Family as a celebration of their then 25 years of watchmaking.
- Chapter i, The Man Animal and Nature's Timepieces
- Chapter ii, The Land Between the Rivers
- Chapter iii, How Man Began to Model After Nature
- Chapter iv, Telling Time by the "Water Thief"
- Chapter v, How Father Time Got his Hour Glass
- Chapter vi, The Clocks Which Named Themselves
- Chapter vii, The Modern Clock and Its Creators
- Chapter viii, The Watch That Was Hatched From The Nuremburg Egg
- Chapter ix, How a Mechanical Toy Became a Scientific Time Piece
- Chapter x, The "Worshipful Company" and English Watchmaking
- Chapter xi, What Happened in France and Switzerland
- Chapter xii, How an American Industry Came on Horseback
- Chapter xiii, America Learns to Make Watches
- Chapter xiv, Checkered History
- Chapter xv, "The Watch That Wound Forever"
- Chapter xvi, "The Watch That Made The Dollar Famous"
- Chapter xvii, Putting Fifty Million Watches Into Service
- Chapter xviii, The End of the Journey
- Appendix A, How it Works